Injured at work?
Getting injured at work is often unexpected and for most people, the first thing you feel is panic. Don’t.
We are here to help you!
Read on to find out what steps you should take after having a work injury and how Physiotherapy Professionals Parramatta can help you becoming pain free.
First step: Report the incident
Regardless of how minor the injury is, it needs to be reported to be reported to your manager.
In the report, be as thorough as you can, describing the events that led up to your injury as well as what happened immediately after.
This will give your employer and the medical and health practitioners that will be looking after you a better understanding of your nature of injury.
Second step: Book an appointment with your doctor
Once your manager or employer has been notified of the injury, you need see you GP.
Let your doctor know that you will be making a workers’ compensation claim, as there are certain forms that need to filled out by the doctor.
Your doctor will perform an assessment and report on the extent of your injuries and determine the likelihood of returning to your previous hours and capacity at work.
Third step: Physiotherapy
Before making your first appointment, you will need a claim number from Work Cover. Let us know that your claim number at the time of making an appointment. It is important for us to work with your doctor and case manager (from the insurance company) to ensure we are all on the same page to get you back to work. Also, don’t forget to bring scan results or doctor referral letters for us to read and understand your injury.
Let’s work together to achieve your goals
We will be working alongside you to help you get back to your previous work capacity and level of physical activity! We will develop a tailored and comprehensive treatment plan, just for you, so you can keep on track to achieving your health goals and returning to work.
Insurance cases can sometimes by a little tricky, but we are here to help you. For further information on how our team can help you after a workplace incident, contact Physiotherapy Professionals Parramatta today on 0479 080 800 or via email on [email protected] We are located 5 minutes walk from Parramatta station.
Our Physiotherapists are Medicare, NDIS, DVA and Work Cover approved, specializing in injury management and rehabilitation to get you back to full function.